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Oil Spills and Health

Topics: Contaminants and Hazards, Chemical Agents, Emergency Preparedness, Practices and Procedures, Risk Analysis

The transportation of oil and gas products by land and sea create opportunities for unexpected mass exposures in communities that may or may not be prepared for such an event. Oil spills are also very complex events, in that they may have minimal or very serious human health and environmental impacts. The resources here are intended to assist public health practitioners in:

  • Understanding the potential physical, mental, and community health effects of oil spills;
  • Providing guidance regarding public health preparedness and response;
  • Providing insight into risk communication for these events.

NCCEH Resources

Selected External Resources

 

 

Last updatedMay 02, 2017